As we come to a close of this Tuesday (that feels like a Monday), let's take some time to deep breath while, doing something fun and soothing. Click the picture and start dispersing the dots while deep breathing as a brief relaxation technique. Make patterns, leisurely scroll the mouse, or disperse them all and a picture is revealed.
We can only empathize with others when we become unbound within ourselves and grant the self permission to unfold exposing our vulnerabilities. This short illustrates the difference between sympathy and empathy, and the healing power in connection.
A recent article by Jon Baily of Northeast Nebraska Behavioral Health Network, finds that despite great advances in healthcare delivery rural America remains in desperate need of mental and behavioral health services. According to Bailey, "Rural residents have a higher percentage of all categories of mental illnesses, from a serious mental illness to psychological distress to major depression. Nearly one-in-five rural residents experience some mental illness." Bailey goes on